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Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour: Underground Chambers and Arena

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Highlights
  • Gain full access to Rome’s Colosseum, including areas typically off-limits
  • Avoid waits of up to three hours with a skip-the-line ticket
  • Explore the underground gladiator and animal chambers
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Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour: Underground Chambers and Arena
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10:00am Departure
Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour: Underground Chambers and Arena floor, with English-speaking guide. Meets at 9:45am and departs at 10:00am
US$117.82
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Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour: Underground Chambers and Arena floor, with English-speaking guide. Meets at 10:45am and departs at 11:00am
US$117.82
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Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour: Underground Chambers and Arena floor, with English-speaking guide. Meets at 8:45am and departs at 9:00am
US$117.82
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Overview
The droves of visitors the Colosseum attracts are testament to its status as a Rome icon, but you can enhance your experience on a skip-the-line tour that not only allows you to bypass most of the waiting, but also includes visits to typically off-limits areas. Explore the underground gladiator chambers, stand in the arena, and hear tales of the contests from a guide. Plus, tick off the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill on a walking tour.
What to Expect
After booking your desired departure time, meet your guide outside the Colosseum and bypass long ticket lines often in excess of two hours.

Once inside, you'll explore the Colosseum’s subterranean chambers and pits. These are typically off-limits and only accessible to a select number of visitors daily, so this tour lets you view more than most people get to see.

As you explore, hear about the gladiators and wild animals that waited here before fights, and then ascend to the arena floor. While most visitors are only allowed around the perimeter, you will stand on the remaining floor, where you can see the underground chambers.

Afterward, walk to the nearby Roman Forum, once the city’s political hub. Enjoy views of the ruins before climbing Palatine Hill, the residential area of ancient Rome’s elites, and gaze down at the Circus Maximus chariot circuit.

Your tour concludes on the Via Sacra, ancient Rome’s principal thoroughfare.

Please note: The order of sites visited may be reversed during your tour.
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Educational and FUN tour of the Colosseum!

We had an evening tour that was cancelled so we ended up taking a tour a day early. Were disappointed in that we wanted to see the Colosseum in the evening but we ended up really enjoying ourselves. The guide was extremely knowledgeable, funny, and...More

Thank HikeRunSwim_Eat
Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent Tour with Knowledgable Guides

We booked this tour well in advance as we knew we were going in high season and wanted to see the inner workings of the Colosseum. Unfortunately we were told about 2 weeks in advance that they had to change our tour time from the...More

Thank busymom3681
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
DO NOT TRUST

They might cancel on you or try to change your tour times. If you go with this company make sure you have NOTHING else planned that day because you better be flexible. If you aren't, you'll be left scrambling last minute to find another tour...More

2  Thank Kevin T
CityWondersCS, Manager at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Kevin T, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're very sorry to hear of your experience. We do try our best to make sure that we provide our customers with their original booking. However, in cases where we're not...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wow what a tour

This Tour was fantastic, our guides were excellent, informative, and always willing to answer questions from the group. The day we went was extremely hot, and the guides did allow plenty of rests and water breaks. Be warned that there is a lot of walking...More

Thank Fill B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Changed time... Terrible guide... No customer service.

We were very disappointed in the tour. Not only was it rescheduled from 9 to 10 (which was a problem as we had to catch a train we had already booked), but also the tour didn’t even enter the Colosseum until 10:40... at which point...More

1  Thank robinsmall6
CityWondersCS, Manager at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Robinsmall6, We are sorry to hear that our tour didn’t live up to your expectations. At City Wonders we always try to provide the best possible service to our customers so it’s disappointing to hear that was not the case with your tour. Your...More

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dina b
30 June 2018|
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Response from briano712018 | Reviewed this property |
3 hours. You also get extra time to walk around on the hill if you want
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jenchit
24 June 2018|
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Response from Laura O | Reviewed this property |
I would say during the tour you do not have time to yourself to explore but after you have all the free time you want. During the tour you’ll likely want to stay with the guide so you can get all the fascinating facts.
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jwbdsr
20 June 2018|
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Response from Torie D | Reviewed this property |
Yes the guide takes you over there and tells you stories of some of the buildings in the forum and Palatine hill. If you get the early tour you can spend the rest of the day touring by yourself. The ticket is good for all... More
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